Hawks Split DH with La Roche; Prepare for AMCC Tourney

Release Date:
May 4, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – The Hilbert College softball team split a doubleheader with conference leader La Roche College (25-5,16-2) on Wednesday, taking the first game, 3-2, before dropping the nightcap, 11-0. The Hawks complete the regular season at 11-13 overall and 9-9 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference; good enough for the fifth seed in this weekend’s AMCC Tournament.

Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Hawks pushed two runs across the plate including the game winner when Meghan Gollaher’s (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) sacrifice-fly scored Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) for the go ahead run. Gollaher then pitched the Hawks out of the next two innings to secure the win in game one. Stranc finished with two hits along with Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) who had an RBI and scored the tying run.

Game two saw the visiting Redhawks score in each of the first five innings to eight-run rule the Hawks. Hilbert’s Gollaher was rested with Stranc making her first collegiate appearance on the mound and being charged with the loss. Miller, Kim Klein (Yorkshire, NY/Pioneer), and Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) produced the only three hits for Hilbert in the nightcap.

Hilbert College will face the fourth-seeded Frostburg State Bobcats in Friday’s AMCC Tournament opener at North Allegheny High School in Wexford, PA. First pitch is scheduled for 10:00 AM. A win on Friday would advance the Hawks to face number one seeded La Roche College later in the day at 1:30 PM on the Redhawks home field.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.